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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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French and occasional English name for the sheath over the top of a cork and bottle-neck, otherwise known as a foil, just as the capsule cutter is more widely known as a foil cutter. French wine released for sale within France must have its capsules embossed with a customs seal, known as a capsule CRD or capsule congé. The regulation requiring producers to use a different seal for exported wines was dropped in 2011.